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TitleCOST Action TU 1406 quality specifications for roadway bridges (BridgeSpec)
Author(s)Matos, José C.
Casas, J. R.
Fernandes, S.
Issue date2016
PublisherCRC Press
CitationMatos, J. C., Casas, J. R., & Fernandes, S. (2016). COST action TU1406 quality specifications for roadway bridges (BridgeSpec). Paper presented at the Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016.
Abstract(s)Roadway bridges, being one of the most critical road infrastructures components, require regular maintenance actions. Therefore, it becomes important to define strategies to maximize societal benefits, derived from the investment made in these assets. Consequently, this investment should be planned, effectively managed and technically supported by appropriate management systems, supported in quality control plans. For this purpose, authorities need to produce an asset management plan which should, not only define the goals to be achieved by exploiting the roadway bridge network, but also identify the investment needs and priorities based on a life cycle cost criteria. Additionally, a proper condition assessment of these assets must be conducted to support the decision-making process regarding their preservation. A COST Action recently started in Europe with the aim of standardizing the establishment of quality control plans for roadway bridges. This paper describes this Action and, particularly, its most recent developments. Maintenance
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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